I mentioned in my previous post about my favourite skincare products that I will write about the best and the easiest DIY face mask for acne prone, post-acne scarred, hyper-pigmented skin.
This face mask is very easy to make, requires not more 5 minutes of your time (+ 15 minutes when you apply the mask), and only 4 ingredients. This is a life saver during the times when my skin is especially bad. I have quite red skin on my face naturally thanks to visible vessels. On top of that my acne scars tend to redden during stressful times or after airplane travel. I find this mask extremely helpful, as it soothes and visibly calms my skin down.
DIY FACE MASK FOR ACNE PRONE SKIN
You will need:
*1 tablespoon of honey
*1 tablespoon of raw organic coconut oil
*half a teaspoon of cinnamon
*half a teaspoon of turmeric
Honey has many wonderful properties, and is great not only for your skin but for overall health. It is naturally antibacterial, therefore it’s great for acne treatment and prevention. It opens up pores, making them easy to unclog. It would also moisturise and soothe your skin, which is great for sensitive skinned people out there!
I can talk about amazing properties of coconut oil for ages. There are so many to name! Coconut oil contains fatty acids which help to produce skin’s natural oil barrier, keeping skin hydrated and younger looking. It also contains Vitamin E, which repairs the skin and keeps it very smooth. I know that some people are afraid of using oils on their skin, especially to fight acne and breakouts. But actually, oils contain anti-infammatory, anti-bacterial and soothing compounds, they are packed with vitamins and amino acids. What’s more, oils are NATURAL, they are not going to act harsh on your skin, like the oil-fighting products you buy at the store would.
Cinnamon is my other favourite ingredient. I love its smell and flavour. If you give me any dessert – make sure you put cinnamon on it! 😉
This humble spice is also antibacterial and is great for acne and blemish prone skin, it soothes dry skin and enhances the complexion.
And finally, turmeric. I have a love-hate relationship with this spice. If you cannot be bothered dealing with yellow stains later on, just skip this ingredient. However, adding it to the mask will basically create the antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and soothing bomb. Literally. Every ingredient in this mask has these properties. And arguably turmeric contains more than 300 antioxidants and is supposed to heal you from the inside out. To be honest, I can’t really say for sure whether turmeric is as wonderful as everyone proclaims, but I feel like it’s worth a try.
So when you have all your ingredients prepared, just mix them all together – et voilà! Apply this mask for 15 minutes and wash it off using a face cloth and warm water. Make sure you washed it off very well, especially if you added turmeric. You don’t want to end up with the yellow face for the rest of the day! Also, be careful, because you will stain your cloth with turmeric after that. This is just one reason why I mentioned before that you can skip this ingredient all together if you don’t want to leave stains anywhere.
Hope you like this mask, and let me know what you think if you gave it a try!
P.S. Look at this huge honey jar I have… No wonder I utilise it everywhere I can! 😉